Flybe has today announced it will be operating a direct daily flight between Guernsey and London Heathrow airport with effect from 31st March 2019. For the first time in 20 years, this will provide the Island a connection to London’s largest airport and to the numerous onward links available via the UKs busiest international hub.
Despite being one of world’s foremost international finance centres and, with its mild climate and rich history also a popular tourist destination, Guernsey has had no fast, convenient connection to London Heathrow since the late 1990’s.
Heathrow Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye welcomed the news, “We are delighted to welcome a Guernsey service back at Heathrow after a 20 year absence.”
“Flybe’s new service will be a huge opportunity to encourage more international tourists to visit this beautiful and unique island, whilst linking Guernsey residents directly to the world, through the UK’s only hub airport.”
Charles Parkinson, President Committee for Economic Development, States of Guernsey said, “We are delighted that Flybe is announcing the launch of this new daily service and prestigious new route, the sixth new air route launch since our ‘Open Skies’ policy went live in September of 2018.”